Hybrid Metaheuristics pp 219-235

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HydroCM: A Hybrid Parallel Search Model for Heterogeneous Platforms

Abstract

Here we present HydroCM (HydroCarbon inspired Metaheuristic), a parallel metaheuristic model specifically designed for its execution on heterogeneous hardware environments. With HydroCM we actually propose a schema for describing a family of parallel hybrid metaheuristics inspired by the structure of hydrocarbons in Nature, establishing a resemblance between atoms and computers, and between chemical bonds and communication links. Our goal is to gracefully match computers of different computing power to algorithms of different behavior (GA and SA in this study), all them collaborating to solve the same problem. The analysis will show that our proposal, though simple, can solve search problems in a faster and more robust way than well-known panmictic and distributed algorithms very popular in the literature.

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  1. 1.Universidad de MálagaMĺagaSpain

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